New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Item #14634
Book condition is Near Fine; with a Near Fine dust jacket. Minimal edge wear to jacket. Weak crease to jacket crown at front panel. Group of stains inside front cover, appears to be from adhesive used in manufacturing process (see photos). Text is clean and unmarked. First Edition is stated. A wonderful association, inscribed "Ed Wilson kindred spirit," providing an affectionate snippet of the relationship between these two major figures in the history of the natural sciences. Both men spent time at Harvard. Though Freud could be said to be the most paradigmatic figure of modern psychology, Skinner could be said to be equally influential as one of the founders of behaviorism and a major figure in the establishment of psychology as an empirical science. ; Signed and inscribed by the author, B. F. Skinner, to Pulitzer-winning naturalist Edward (Ed) Wilson. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages; Signed by Author.